TV Series | TV-PG | | Comedy
Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away.
The character Manuel is often criticized as an overtly racist stereotype that would not be allowed in a modern television series. However Andrew Sachs defended the character, saying, "If it's insulting to the Spanish what is Basil to the British?" According to John Cleese... ...
I think it's very sporting of Mrs Fawlty to go over there and listen to all that rubbish!
Basil Fawlty: Salt of the Earth, couldn't live without her.
Major Gowen: She's a fine woman, Mrs Fawlty.
Basil Fawlty: No, I wouldn't go that far.
Major Gowen: No, nor will I.
Stoves disappear and re-appear in the kitchen between episodes.
In the titles sequence of each episode, some of the letters on the Fawlty Towers sign are usually mixed up or missing altogether. The signs appear as follows: 1. Fawlty Towers 2. Fawlty Tower 3. Fawty Tower 4. Fawty Toer 5. Warty Towels 6. NO SIGN 7. Fawlty Tower 8. Watery Fowls 9. Flay Otters 10. Fatty Owls 11. Flowery Twats 12. Farty Towels
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